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Earthen Floors and Rainwater Harvesting – September Building Update by Elke Cole

Earthen floors and Rainwater harvesting workshop with Gord Baird: September is here and I am still enjoying an “endless summer” with the building team. Noticeably the water in the tank is colder now; so when your hands are in the mud it’s chilly! But the sun is still with us, providing good drying conditions to…
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September 16, 2018 0

Sensitive Dance, Stephen Jenkinson, and the Work: September Sustainable Wellness by Gracelynn Lau

Our team is thrilled to collaborate with internationally renowned artists and teachers bringing a series of wellness workshops in this Fall! Next month we are hosting Stephen Jenkinson’s Nights of Grief and Mystery North America Tour at OUR Zero Mile Eatery. On Oct 17th, a Wednesday evening, the crew is coming to orchestrate an evening…
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September 16, 2018 0

I am leaving home… Co-Op Board Report by Brandy Gallagher

A small and yet inspired band of OUR Ecovillager’s are off and running for a road trip to the United States of America to hit the “Northwest Intentional Communities Conference”!  I am speaking on two panel discussions; one for “start up of new communities” and a “founders and leadership” panel.  It is super exciting to…
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September 16, 2018 0

August Co-Op Board Report

Lazy Days of Summer…..promoting LAWFUL PERMACULTURE! By Brandy Gallagher One of the grand conversations we have been having with school groups to adults is how to GET LAZY!  Lazy farmers think through how to find efficiencies, lazy food processors do canning and dehydration/etc in quick (or some people say cheating methods!!).  All of this is…
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August 16, 2018 0

August Building Update

By Elke Cole   Staying cool ….and composting toilets   In German the name for this time of year is “Hochsommer”, it translates to “high summer” and that’s what it feels like when the days are hot, the grass is parched and people have holidays on their minds. OUR building team has been fortunate to…
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August 10, 2018 0

August Outreach – Elders Gathering

By Sarah Dunham, hospitality team lead, intern summer 2018 from the USA With our bright yellow volunteer shirts, about a dozen OUR Ecovillagers made the trip to Duncan to volunteer at the BC Elders Gathering held at the Island Savings Center. Every year the elders gather from tribes all across BC and this year it…
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August 10, 2018 0

August Sustainable Wellness Update

by Gracelynn Lau   Ever thought about planning your day based on the Circadian rhythm? Last month at Wellness Saturday, Bree and Brad Rudner from Ecohuman Health walked us through the concept of Circadian Lifestyle and a simple morning routine that doesn’t take extra time but effectively optimize the power-nutrients intake within 5 to 20…
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August 10, 2018 0

August Farm Update

By Gracelynn Lau Harvesting season has began at OUR Farm! We have been harvesting at least 50 pounds of assorted zucchini every other day, countless cucumbers, and  tomatoes are on their way. While our team is busy picking from our apple trees and curing garlic, we also responded to a few invitations to pick transparent…
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August 10, 2018 0

July Building Update

Building Report By Elke Cole How do you prepare for plastering? Our team is going through the steps to have the site and materials ready for the plaster workshop with Athena Steen starting Saturday July 14th.  The Turtle House will be be our main action place and volunteers are doing last steps in getting it…
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July 10, 2018 0

July Wellness Update

by Gracelynn Lau Summer is the time of creativity, action and growth, reminding us the innocence and playfulness of the children. At the last Wellness Saturday systemic constellation workshop we dived into finding the voice and the qualities of the child within us all. Jan Hull and her constellation team took us into a wild…
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July 10, 2018 0